UCI News

The Washington Post, April 11, 2017
Scientists just uncovered some troubling news about Greenland’s most enormous glacier
“The way the bed looks, sort of makes it more prone to continuous retreat for decades to come,” said Eric Rignot, a researcher with NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory and the University of California-Irvine, one of the authors of the new study.

Medium, April 11, 2017
Do Just This One Thing To Improve Your Productivity Today
A study at the University of California, Irvine, found that…“…the typical office worker is interrupted or switches tasks, on average, every three minutes and five seconds.” … What’s more…“…it takes an average of 23 minutes and 15 seconds to get back to the task.”

Voice of America, April 11, 2017
High Consumption, Trade Shift Harmful Effects of Pollution
“Take an example of a toy,” says Steve Davis, an Earth system scientist with the University of California, Irvine, and one of the report’s authors. He explains that toys sold in America are most often made in China, displacing the emissions that would otherwise be released in the United States. “We’re effectively outsourcing the pollution that comes from the manufacture of that product,” he said.

Los Angeles Times, April 10, 2017
United dragging a passenger from overbooked flight was lesson in stupidity
“This is wrong on so many dimensions of what we know about customer service,” said Mary Gilly, a marketing professor at UC Irvine. “You don’t look for ‘volunteers’ after passengers have already boarded the flight.”

U.S. News & World Report, April 10, 2017
Do I Risk Worsening My Rheumatoid Arthritis by Smoking?
And above all, never forget that RA is not your fault, says Dr. Roger Kornu, a rheumatologist with the University of California, Irvine. “You did nothing to bring on this disease,” he emphasizes.

Previously “In the News”